Champions #23 Champions #23 - Written by Jim Zub. Art by Kevin Libranda. Cover by R.B. Silva.

While Ironheart and Amadeus Cho take major steps forward in their super hero journeys, Nova takes a step back.

As the team faces a complicated and dangerous threat, Sam Alexander wonders: is there a future for him with the Champions?

Rated T+ - 32 pgs./$3.99 - On Sale August 8th


Champions Vol. 3: Champion For A Day Champions Vol. 3: Champion For A Day - Written by Mark Waid & Jeremy Whitely. Art by Humberto Ramos, Ted Brandt & Ro Stein. Cover by Humberto Ramos.

Following the staggering loss suffered in their adventure with the Avengers, the Champions decide to double down on their mission to make the world a better place - and that means it's time for a membership drive!

Some of the best and brightest young superhumans in the Marvel Universe - including Red Locust - turn up to be Champions for a day!

But who will make the grade as the new order changeth? And how long will they last when - following a series of tragic setbacks and shakeups - the disillusioned Champions begin to consider giving up the fight after all?

Plus: As monsters are unleashed on Earth, a peaceful protest in an endangered habitat leads the team into a showdown with the Freelancers - not to mention giant Leviathons falling from the sky!

Collecting CHAMPIONS (2016) #16-18 and #1.MU.

Rated T+ - 112 pgs./$15.99 - On Sale August 8th


New Warriors: Darkness & Light TPB New Warriors: Darkness & Light TPB - Written by Fabian Nicieza & More. Art by Darick Robertson, Craig Brasfield, Dave Hooper & More. Cover by Mark Bagley.

As the Infinity War begins, Speedball and Rage take on their doppelgangers! But when the Warriors head to the Middle East to fight a whole different kind of war, they must face harsh truths - and make impossible decisions!

Night Thrasher steps out of the Warriors' shadow to take care of business - learning the four key steps to control his own destiny!

But when the Darkforce, source of Silhouette's powers, threatens to engulf New York City in eternal shadow, the Warriors - along with Spider-Man and Doctor Strange - must face the darkness within!

Plus: Will Cloak and Dagger join the team? Who is (or are?) Turbo? And the imprisoned Marvel Boy begins his journey to justice!

Collecting NEW WARRIORS (1990) #27-36 and ANNUAL #3, NIGHT THRASHER: FOUR CONTROL #1-4 and material from MARVEL HOLIDAY SPECIAL #2.

Rated T+ - 408 pgs./$34.99 - On Sale August 29th

Nova #21
Cover Date: November 2014
Release Date: September 18, 2014
Writer: Gerry Duggan
Penciler: David Baldeon
Inker: Terry Pallot
Colorist: David Curiel
Letterer: Comicraft's Albert Deschesne
Assistant Editor: Devin Lewis
Editors: Nick Lowe
Cover: JG Jones & Morry Hollowell
Title: Chapter XXI: Moving Day

Over the skies of Carefree, Arizona, Sam Alexander is carrying the last load of belongings to his family's new apartment. Eva Alexander asks him what happened to his father's mini-fridge. Sam explains that things always get broken in a move.

Eva tells Sam he needs to get to school. Her son tells her that he has to go on a very important trip and can't make it to school today. Sam's mother states that he should go quietly, be safe and don't bring home any more gold boulders.

Later above Chitauri Prime, the patrol warships ignore a meteor that is plummeting towards the planet's surface. However, Nova is inside the meteor using it as a shield to escape detection! As the meteor smashes into the ground, Sam flies off towards the coliseum where Jesse Alexander is being held prisoner.

During his flight, Sam reflects on his father. He has come to realize that, while Jesse wasn't a perfect father, he was a great Nova. Sam also realizes how much his father sacrificed in order to take care of his family. Now Nova feels it's his turn to return the favor by rescuing Jesse.

Arriving in the catacombs beneath the arena, Nova quickly attacks two Chitauri guards. One of the guards is able to shoot Sam in the back with an energy weapon. In return, Nova blasts a large section of rock above the guard's head which brings down a large amount of debris on his attacker.

After learning the prisoners are two levels up, the Earth teenager blasts his way through the floors and finds himself facing the warden. The alien smugly states that if Sam wants to talk, he needs to make an appointment with his assistant. The assistant happens to be a gigantic muscular brute who is ready to destroy all visitors.

Nova kicks a high energy burst into the assistant's genitals which immediately drops his attacker to the ground. The alien warden decides his schedule has just found room for an appointment.

He takes Sam Alexander to the cell which imprisoned Jesse Alexander. Jesse is no longer there as the warden explains they recently had a group of inmates escape. Sam does find what appears to be Jesse's crumpled Nova helmet and a message saying he will see his son at home. The warden shows the young hero a holgraphic recording of the breakout.

The hologram shows Jesse leading a group of prisoners and slicing off the arm of a guard. He orders the group to help those who can't walk and instructs everyone to get into an empty Chitauri ship. As the recording ends, the warden explains that the escapees disabled the tracking system before they entered warp.

Suddenly, Nova hears a voice telling him that his father fought bravely. As he begins searching for the person who spoke to him, Sam puts the warden into an empty cell and fuses the bars closed. The Earth hero turns to find the person talking to him was a Chitauri guard. He, and a number of other guards, have been imprisoned for failing to stop the prisoners. Sam says that's too bad and walks away.

Nova stops and turns. He has another idea. A minute and a half later, the free Chitauri guards are running towards another empty vehicle while Nova covers their escape.

Meanwhile, many light years away, Jesse Alexander is addressing his fellow escapees. He explains that there are 119 of them so getting everyone back to their homeworlds will take time. Jesse wants to conserve fuel and plan their route so they can warp to friendly worlds where they can refuel along the way. The aliens don't listen and a giant fight breaks out on the ship. Jesse realizes it's going to be a long trip.

Back on Earth, Nova arrives home. Eva is still awake so Sam shows her the crumpled Nova helmet he found on Chitauri Prime. Her son tells his mom about the Watcher's death and how he discovered his father is still alive. Eva Alexander thanks him for telling him the truth and that he needs to get to school.

At Carefree High School, Principal Filbin explains to Sam that he can't just walk into school, smile and think everything is okay. He has missed too many days of school and has been expelled!


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